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Clinical Results

  • Richard N. Fogoros
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 188)

Abstract

DURING the first 15 years of its clinical use, over 75,000 patients have received the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). While the concept of an ICD was initially regarded by much of the medical community with great skepticism, the ICD is now seen as one of the most important tools available for preventing death from ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The drastic change in how the ICD is perceived has come directly from the clinical results that have been seen with this device.

Keywords

Sudden Death Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Implantable Defibrillator 
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